Guidebook

Richard & Margaret
Richard & Margaret
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Shopping

Making perfumes, creams, balms and soaps using natural and organic ingredients. Great little tea room open in the summer and a wonderful garden. 15 mins drive 11km
65 locals recommend
The Burren Perfumery
65 locals recommend
Making perfumes, creams, balms and soaps using natural and organic ingredients. Great little tea room open in the summer and a wonderful garden. 15 mins drive 11km
Tea Room and handmade chocolates
19 locals recommend
Hazel Mountain Chocolate
19 locals recommend
Tea Room and handmade chocolates
Every Friday 10 - 2pm March - end Oct. Selling local vegetables, breads, fish, flowers, street food and live music.
7 locals recommend
Kinvara Farmers' Market
7 locals recommend
Every Friday 10 - 2pm March - end Oct. Selling local vegetables, breads, fish, flowers, street food and live music.
Great pubs and a wonderful harbour. Hosts a Friday farmers market.
43 locals recommend
Kinvarra
43 locals recommend
Great pubs and a wonderful harbour. Hosts a Friday farmers market.
Local crafts and produce - Sunday Morning
Ballyvaughan Farmers MARKET
Local crafts and produce - Sunday Morning

Sightseeing

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone. With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit. "Lonely Planet". Opening times. March 8:00 am – 19:00 pm. April 8:00 am – 19.00 pm. May to August 8:00 am – 21:00 pm. September 8:00 am – 19:00 pm. 45 mins car drive 38km along the Wild Atlantic Way.
154 locals recommend
Cliffs of Moher
154 locals recommend
One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone. With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit. "Lonely Planet". Opening times. March 8:00 am – 19:00 pm. April 8:00 am – 19.00 pm. May to August 8:00 am – 21:00 pm. September 8:00 am – 19:00 pm. 45 mins car drive 38km along the Wild Atlantic Way.
described by late, great poet Seamus Heaney as capable of ‘catching the heart off guard and blowing it open’. It is a tarred road used as a walk, encircling the coast at New Quay.
19 locals recommend
Flaggy Shore
19 locals recommend
described by late, great poet Seamus Heaney as capable of ‘catching the heart off guard and blowing it open’. It is a tarred road used as a walk, encircling the coast at New Quay.
Corcomroe Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Chorco Modhruadh) is an early 13th-century Cistercian monastery. The Romanesque ruins feature stone carvings that are considered to be among the finest in a Cistercian church in Ireland
Corcomroe Abbey
Corcomroe Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Chorco Modhruadh) is an early 13th-century Cistercian monastery. The Romanesque ruins feature stone carvings that are considered to be among the finest in a Cistercian church in Ireland
16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in Kinvara.
25 locals recommend
Dunguaire Castle
25 locals recommend
16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in Kinvara.
Pubs, music and gate way to the Aran Islands.
46 locals recommend
Doolin
46 locals recommend
Pubs, music and gate way to the Aran Islands.

Everything Else

Good for walking on the sand dunes. Nothing but the beach and the sea. If the weather is good, take a picnic.
Bishop's Quarter Beach
Good for walking on the sand dunes. Nothing but the beach and the sea. If the weather is good, take a picnic.
No cafes, amusement arcades just sand and sea
8 locals recommend
Traught Beach
8 locals recommend
No cafes, amusement arcades just sand and sea
Fine sand, great views and bracing sea air, 22km about a 25 min car drive along the Wild Atlantic Way.
19 locals recommend
Fanore Beach
19 locals recommend
Fine sand, great views and bracing sea air, 22km about a 25 min car drive along the Wild Atlantic Way.
A day or night in the City. Galway is a 40min drive away. Just far enough away to appreciate the peace and quiet of the country but near enough if you hanker for a taste of the bright lights.
Shop street
4-40 Shop Street
A day or night in the City. Galway is a 40min drive away. Just far enough away to appreciate the peace and quiet of the country but near enough if you hanker for a taste of the bright lights.

Arts & Culture

Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb - It dates back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC and 2900 BC
13 locals recommend
Poulnabrone Dolmen
13 locals recommend
Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb - It dates back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC and 2900 BC

Parks & Nature

Woodland walking trails
(Irish: Mullach Mór, meaning "Great Summit") is a 180m limestone hill. During the summer, the Burren National Park centre at Corofin runs a free shuttle bus to the area with free guided walks covering the Burren flora, fauna and geology.
13 locals recommend
Mullaghmore
13 locals recommend
(Irish: Mullach Mór, meaning "Great Summit") is a 180m limestone hill. During the summer, the Burren National Park centre at Corofin runs a free shuttle bus to the area with free guided walks covering the Burren flora, fauna and geology.
Nature reserve and one time home of Lady Gregory, dramatist, folklorist and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre Dublin . Look out for the Autograph Tree with carved initials of Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Jack B Yeats, John Millington Synge, John Masefield and Augustus John. . Visitors Centre and Café and 2 waymarked walking trails.
7 locals recommend
Coole Park Nature Reserve
7 locals recommend
Nature reserve and one time home of Lady Gregory, dramatist, folklorist and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre Dublin . Look out for the Autograph Tree with carved initials of Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Jack B Yeats, John Millington Synge, John Masefield and Augustus John. . Visitors Centre and Café and 2 waymarked walking trails.
400 hectare nature reserve with loop walks.
6 locals recommend
Dromore Woods
6 locals recommend
400 hectare nature reserve with loop walks.

Drinks & Nightlife

O'Loclainn's Irish Whiskey Bar. Ballyvaughan. Voted one of the best 20 pubs in Ireland.
serves Food and beer brewed in the Burren Brewery under the same roof, there is live music seven nights a week in summer.
14 locals recommend
Roadside Tavern Lisdoonvarna
14 locals recommend
serves Food and beer brewed in the Burren Brewery under the same roof, there is live music seven nights a week in summer.
Traditional pub. Set dancing every Sunday 9.30 22km about 25min drive
Vaughan's Pub
Traditional pub. Set dancing every Sunday 9.30 22km about 25min drive
Traditional pub in Kinvara. Great selection of whisky and Gin. Music
Greens Bar
Traditional pub in Kinvara. Great selection of whisky and Gin. Music

Food scene

In the heart of the Burren. Fantastic views from the garden.
Cassidys Pub and Restaurant
In the heart of the Burren. Fantastic views from the garden.
18 locals recommend
Monks Ballyvaughan
18 locals recommend
Great location. Overlooking the sea. Pub and resturant
41 locals recommend
Linnane's Lobster Bar
41 locals recommend
Great location. Overlooking the sea. Pub and resturant
The Pier Head Bar & Restaurant
18 locals recommend
Michelin star restaurant. book ahead
8 locals recommend
Wild Honey Inn
8 locals recommend
Michelin star restaurant. book ahead